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Man tried to stage woman's death as car crash, police say he is now charged with her murder

man tried to stage womans death as pedestrian crash now he is charged with her murder
Source: Chesterfield Police Department, Mega

Feb. 17 2022, Published 3:17 p.m. ET

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A 42-year-old woman mysteriously died in Michigan and police say a man tried to stage it as a car crash. He allegedly dumped her body at an intersection and fled, but police have now accused him of murder.

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On Feb. 13, officers were called to the intersection of Hidden Brooke Drive and Burgess Lane in Chesterfield Township, Michigan, for a reported pedestrian crash, the Chesterfield Police Department said.

Chesterfield Township police Chief Brian Bassett told Click On Detroit, “When our firefighters and police officers arrived, they quickly determined they didn’t believe that was the situation."

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According to authorities, the body of Teresa Sanchez, 42, was found lying near the intersection. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials were got surveillance video from the area, which showed a pickup truck pulling up to the intersection and dropping off Sanchez’s body. A man got into the truck, ran over her body and then took off, Click On Detroit stated.

About a half-hour later, the truck returned and had two men inside, one of them being 42-year-old John Galvan. The other man called 911 and when police arrived, Galvan left, officials said.

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Because of the suspicious death of Sanchez, both men were taken into custody at the time.

Investigators determined Sanchez lived with Galvan just a few blocks away from that intersection and was killed as a result of a “violent domestic relationship,” police said.

Galvan was charged with reckless driving causing death, manslaughter with a motor vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault resulting in death and operating with a suspended license causing death, officials said.

He was booked into the Macomb County Jail and is being held on $500,000 bond, police said.

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The other man detained was released with no charges, police said.

man tried to stage womans death as pedestrian crash now he is charged with her murder
Source: Chesterfield Police Department, Mega

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